Photos by Dona Jovita Garden Resort and California Beach Pansol
If there’s one thing that sets Laguna apart from other Philippine tourist destinations, it is having proximity to a wide range of hot spring resorts. Many travelers are drawn to its natural hot springs that are not only calming to the senses but are also believed to reduce stress and relieve muscle soreness.
This province in Southern Luzon is rich in hot springs because of the geothermal heat and steam released from the nearby Mount Makiling, a dormant volcano edged between Laguna and Batangas. Most of these hot springs nestle in Pansol, Los Baños, and Calamba City.
In this article, you will find out the best private and public hot spring resorts in Laguna. For a complete list of what the province has to offer, check our best Laguna tourist spots article.
There are various emerging private hot springs in Laguna that are affordable and easily accessible from Manila, which is only 30KM away.
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At the heart of Pansol lies a tropical haven, the Casa Tropica. Fronting each private villa are hot spring pools with water that naturally comes from Mount Makiling. Casa Tropica has 3 villas: Diwata Villa, Lambana Villa, and Farm Villa. Each has access to the Makiling deck mainly for events but is also open for photo ops with the stunning backdrop of Mount Makiling.
The premium villas are complete with a full entertainment set, game room, and comfortable seating area. Each comes with a lounge area by the poolside, kiddie/adult pools, BBQ grill, mini playground, gated parking garage with additional CCTVs, and a kitchen with complete cooking equipment.
Guests won’t get bored since all the rooms have a Smart TV with free WiFi access and Netflix with hundreds of movies. Kids can also play board games, while adults can sing their hearts out in the videoke room. Other activities available at the resort include billiards, darts, table tennis, and mahjong.
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Perfect for company outings and family reunions, Al Fresco Springs Resort is a modern and spacious hot spring resort in Los Baños, Laguna. Amid the scenic views of Mount Makiling are hot spring pools with natural water that can ultimately relieve all your tired muscles.
The resort has two types of accommodation: Al Fresco 1 and Al Fresco 2. Both are suitable for families and larger groups up to 30 pax. But unlike Al Fresco 1, the Al Fresco 2 is much larger and has additional amenities like a Pinoy pool table and a conference room. Other than that, both have air-conditioned rooms with a senior room, adult/kiddie pools, karaoke, and cable TVs.
Guests can bring their own food and drinks. For those who like to cook at the resort, each accommodation has a kitchen area with a gas stove, fridge, and BBQ Grill.
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Another luxurious private retreat in Pansol, Laguna is the Villa Rina Hot Springs. Its swimming pool comes with naturally sourced water from the nearby Mount Makiling. Besides the beautiful scenery of the mountain, Laguna De Bay is also visible from afar.
This exclusive hot spring in Laguna has two types: the first and the second Villa Rina. Both have a complete entertainment set, including karaoke with flat-screen TV and speakers. Each has a fully equipped kitchen with a water dispenser, door refrigerator, rice cooker, coffee maker, burner gas stove with a gas tank (gas not included), and a grill area.
Guests can enjoy free access to the billiard, ping pong, and beer pong tables. The second Villa Rina has a basketball court, a spacious garden, and 2 jacuzzis. While both have 2 big pools and a kiddie pool, the first villa is different from the other one since it has 2 hot tubs with powerful jets.
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Featuring panoramic mountain views, Arabella Hot Spring Resort is an ideal vacation home for relaxation near Manila. It provides guests with cozy villas that are complete with modern amenities and facilities.
It comes with 5 bedrooms, a dining area, bathroom, kitchen, and balcony with pool views. Some of the amenities you can find include a flat-screen TV, fan, comfortable seating area, and a clothes rack. Kitchen appliances are also available such as microwave, refrigerator, stovetop, electric kettle.
Besides dipping into the outdoor swimming pool, guests can also take a relaxing hot spring bath. Barbeque parties are also welcome, as the garden is spacious and there are grilling facilities you can use.
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Up next is a secluded Balinese-style resort, the Pansol Terraces in Pansol. Guests can take advantage of the resort’s own hot spring pool and jacuzzi. Surrounding its spacious garden are modern and luxurious villas alongside two swimming pools.
While taking a dip into the pool and jacuzzi, you will see breathtaking views of the nearby Mount Makiling and Laguna de Bay. The serene vibe and tropical ambiance of the resort resemble those in Bali. For birthdays and special celebrations, there are enough tables and chairs that can accommodate many guests. Feel free to use the karaoke and other entertainment facilities at the resort.
Photo by The Cliffhouse Laguna
Hanging on a ridge at the base of Mount Makiling, The Cliffhouse Laguna is a private vacation home overlooking majestic views of Laguna de Bay and the surrounding lush greenery. It features a semi-indoor infinity pool and a roof deck, both featuring panoramic lake and mountain views.
Its expansive pool comes with natural hot spring water that exhibits healing properties. With a total of 5 deluxe rooms, The Cliffhouse Laguna can accommodate small and large groups. In the backyard garden, there is a spacious grilling area where you can cook some barbecue.
The kitchen also comes with a refrigerator, stove, and a water dispenser. To make the most of your stay, feel free to use the videoke and other leisure facilities at the resort, including the billiards table and the resort's half-size basketball court.
Similar to the private resorts, the public hot springs in Laguna are also popular for giving exceptional service, comfort, and relaxation without asking you too much money.
Photo by Bato Springs Resort
Nestled amidst verdant greenery in San Pablo City, Bato Springs Resort seemingly invites you to take a dip into its stunning man-made falls and natural streams. It is tucked between Mount Banahaw and Mount Cristobal, which explains the natural hot spring that flows straight to the resort.
Overall, the resort has three natural swimming pools alongside huts, tables, and cottages for those who like to stay overnight. Besides the hot spring, there is a large swimming pool with cold spring water coming from the fresh-water streams around it.
Hidden behind the main pool is a grotto and cave that leads to the second pool, which is about 2ft-deep. Here, you can lay back to experience a refreshing water massage.
Photo by Doña Jovita Garden Resort
Set within lush greenery in Calamba City, Doña Jovita Garden Resort is a tranquil pension house with large swimming pools beside a spacious garden. Fronting the resort are cozy cottages with rooms decorated with elegant decors and equipped with essential amenities.
Come nighttime, the garden is well-lit and set perfectly for a romantic dinner. Guests will feel a lot closer to nature when taking a dip into the relaxing hot spring pools and jacuzzi at the resort. For a more rewarding experience, you can request spa services and massage treatments.
Guests are allowed to do some fun and exciting activities such as table tennis, soccer, billiards, basketball, darts, volleyball, zipline, and rappelling. You can also stroll around the resort by riding a bike or kalesa.
Photo by California Beach Pansol
Situated in the suburbs of Calamba City, California Beach Pansol is an exclusive hot spring resort that is great for family outings and company team buildings. Among its luxurious amenities are automated pools with water temperatures that can be regulated depending on your preferred heat intensity.
Similar to other resorts near Mount Makiling, California Beach Pansol also sources its spring water naturally from the mountain. Besides the pool and jacuzzi, guests can either plunge into 3 man-made waterfalls or laze on the white sand area.
All of the private villas can accommodate small to larger groups from 10 to 40 pax. It comes with a separate living room, mini bar, kitchen, dining area, and bedrooms with premium beddings, warm blankets, and soft pillows. Each has a full entertainment set with high-speed WiFi access and a KTV room with Smart TVs and surround sound systems.
Photo by La Vista Pansol Resort
Sprawling over 7,000 square meters of crystal clear water, La Vista Pansol Resort features natural warm spring swimming pools where guests can take a soothing dip. The resort offers a wide range of accommodation options, including dorm-type rooms, cottages, rest houses, and executive suites.
One of its unique amenities is the Wet and Wild water slide along with five levels of world-class water slides. Another exciting feature of the resort is the Enchanted Volcano, where you can swim inside a covered pool. What makes it even more thrilling is the 50-ft high and 120 meters long Zipline Adventure.
This hot spring in Pansol, Laguna also has a mini zoo called Animal Park. Besides the wave pool and park, there is a playground and obstacle course for kids and adults. After swimming and doing some fun activities, you can grab a snack and rest under the cool shade of the Treehouse of Pantalan by the pond.
Photo by 88 Hotspring Resort
Among the largest hot spring resorts in Laguna, 88 Hotspring Resort sits in a 7-hectare property alongside 11 outdoor pools and jacuzzis with natural and mineral-rich hot spring waters. From traditional bamboo suites to villas, there are a lot of accommodation options here for guests staying overnight.
On top of that, guests can soak into 8 dipping pools for 10 minutes at most since each has varying degrees of heat. Massage services are also available at the in-house spa with licensed therapists. You can choose from an array of treatment styles such as Swedish, Shiatsu, and body scrub.
Come lunchtime, drop by the restaurant to indulge in local and international dishes such as Korean, Japanese, Filipino, and Chinese cuisines. At night, live bands perform acoustic and K-pop music to make your dining experience even more special.
One of the top hot springs in Laguna is the Hidden Valley Springs Resort. For starters, it has a natural jacuzzi pool and a thermal pool. There are also six natural springs with varying heat temperatures to improve blood circulation and relax your tired muscles.
On top of that, the resort sits in a verdant green landscape. The Hidden Valley Resort Laguna houses diverse flora and fauna with over 150 plant species, wild orchids, and giant ferns. Inside the rainforest is a 300-year old tree known as the Amlang Tree.
While the hidden spring laguna nestles inside a secluded rainforest, the resort offers plenty of accommodations and cozy amenities to make your stay more relaxing and convenient. If you like to discover other hidden wonders of the resort, you can go trekking in the forest and drop by the nearby waterfall. Check out the hidden valley tour package to learn more.
Photo by Sol Y Viento Mountain Hot Spring Resort
If you’re looking for the most accessible hot spring resort in Laguna, look no further because Sol Y Viento Mountain Hot Spring Resort is just less than 60KM away from Manila. It is nestled along Km 55, Makiling Heights in Pansol, Calamba. Besides the therapeutic spring pools, the resort has a water slide, man-made waterfalls, and a zipline.
This private hot spring resort rewards you with a scenic view of Laguna de Bay. All of its jacuzzis and swimming pools feature hot spring water that naturally comes from Mount Makiling. For accommodation, you may choose from cabana rooms, loft rooms, and team rooms. Each comes with cozy beddings and a bathroom with toiletries.
Among the excellent facilities that you can find at the resort include a bar, restaurant, and a spacious area for team-building activities. For a perfect sunset viewing experience, you can set up a romantic dinner or a bonfire with your family and friends while capturing picturesque mountain views.
Reward Yourself With a Soothing Dip in These Laguna Hot Spring Resorts
Taking a well-deserved break from time to time is something that your mind and body need to recharge from all the stress you get from working every day. Thankfully, there are several hot springs in Laguna that are easily accessible whenever you feel the need to escape from the hustle and bustle of the metro.
Begin planning your next vacation in the Philippines and find out the best Laguna tours for your upcoming visit to the hot springs in Laguna Pansol. You may also check out our list of Philippine travel packages, including Laguna tour packages and all-inclusive vacation packages in the Philippines.